Synopses & Reviews
The idea of participating in a triathlon may sound out of the realm of possibility for those without a typical jock-athlete's honed build, intense focus, and competitive mindset. But now Slow Fat Triathlete opens the door to those who may not come quite so equipped. After years of obesity, poor health, and self-doubt, Jayne Williams took part in her first triathlon in 2002 to prove something to herself and became hooked on the rush of the race. Today she is a self-proclaimed "slow fat triathlete," unafraid to overcome humiliation, laugh at her foibles, have fun, and accomplish impressive goals. Slow Fat Triathlete is a book for those who may be overweight, out of shape, undisciplined, or otherwise unprepared to enter a triathlon but are curious to try. Through personal stories, practical ideas and suggestions, and uproarious anecdotes, this book inspires, encourages, and proves that with a little training, almost everybody can have a great time and reap huge rewards from pursuing their tri dreamsand that everyone can become a participant and an athlete.
- Inspires and motivates with zesty humor, candor, and infectious joie de vivre
- Confronts the common myths that triathlon requires endurance, suffering, and thinness beyond the reach of average people, and that fat people can't be athletes
- Interest in triathlon and its multisport cousins, duathlon and adventure racing, is currently booming throughout the U.S. and around the world